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SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews of SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and zoom. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the size, and many are critical about the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, price

battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the viewfinder and portability. The control panel and durability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the battery.

usability, durability, control panel, portability, viewfinder

battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-FX7E Handycam HDV 1080iSony HDR-FX7E Handycam HDV 1080i

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the reliability and battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

battery, reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-FX7 3-CMOS Sensor HDV High-Definition Handycam Camcorder with 20x Optical ZoomSony HDR-FX7 3-CMOS Sensor HDV High-Definition Handycam Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-FX7 review:

 

Sony Handycam HDR-FX7

Excellent overall video quality; responsive focus and zoom.

Menu navigation doesn't circle back; useless manual; anemic audio support.

The Sony Handycam HDR-FX7 is an excellent high-definition camcorder from a video perspective, but it's less satisfying if you're an audio control freak.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony HDR-FX7 Camcorder Review

 

Sony has categorized the HDR-FX7 as a consumer camcorder, despite the very un-consumer MSRP of $3500 and a very prosumer design and manual control suite. Ah, were it only so that people shopped by imposed categories. Instead, of course, they shop by...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: John Neely (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony HDR-FX7 First Impressions Camcorder Review

 

Sony's new HDR-FX7 joins the HDR-FX1 atop the company's consumer line of HDV camcorders, and closely resembles the DCR-VX2100. The VX2100, in turn, is derived from the DCR-VX1000 andndash; the first ever MiniDV camcorder, sprung on an analog world in...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: (etechreviews.net)

HDR-FX7 Sony Handycam – Good battery life

 

Sony Handycam HDR-FX7 is different from its sibling, the HDR-FX1 and in terms of optics and sensors which make it an altogether different camcorder. A lot of changes here make the device a consumer-friendly or consumer sales friendly model. For...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Videomaker (videomaker.com)

Sony HDR-FX7 HDV Camcorder Review

 

The HDV Line is Growing

Light weight, Good low light performance, 20x optical zoom

Auto focus searches a little, Iris control automatically switches to gain, No XLR inputs

May, 2009

Expert review by: Brent Holland (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Review: Sony HDR-FX7 HDV

 

It doesn't seem like that long ago that high-definition video was too technologically complicated to even consider. Over the past few years, the camcorder industry has not only made the technology readily available to almost any user group, but also...

High definition video, lightweight sturdy design, reasonable price tag... sounds like a winner to us.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: David Hague (digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com)

The Sony HDR-FX7

 

The FX7 is also a lot lighter than its predecessor by almost 25% but certainly has a more solid heft with many commentators criticising the FX1 because of its ?plasticky feel. The only criticism of the shape of the FX7 is that some videographers who...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: David Kender (reviewed.com)

Sony HDR-FX7

 

The saturation levels are distinctly higher in auto mode than the Canon XH A1. This is the trademark crowd-pleasing color performance. It has the deep blues that run through nearly every Sony consumer camcorder on the market. The FX7 was also able to...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Ilse Jurrien (photokina-show.com)

Sony HDR-FX7E camcorder

 

Serious amateur videographers can enjoy superb High Definition picture quality with the first ever HDV camcorder featuring the revolutionary Sony-developed 3ClearVid CMOS Sensor system. Teamed with the camera's superb Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 20x...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

If you're an indie filmmaker with a medium-sized budget on your hands, you could do a lot worse than this consumer/professional hybrid camera.

Exceptional image quality, Plenty of modes and functions, Professional components and design

Daunting for first-time users, Mediocre stills mode, Prohibitive asking price

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:3x 1/4''

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Duo / Pro Duo
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/3
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Recording

HD Video Format:HDV
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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